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Arts & Entertainment

  • More than just an ark

    Noah (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 139 minutesDirected by: Darren AronofskyStarring: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Anthony Hopkins, Douglas Booth, Leo McHugh Carroll, Kevin Durand, Dakota Goyo, Marton...

  • Deluge of stars at Noah’s UK premiere

    Russell Crowe and Emma Watson made a splash in London on Monday as they braved a sea of fans at the premiere of Noah. Watson, who was wearing a stunning white Ralph Lauren gown, confessed she felt a duty to all women acting out childbirth for the...

  • The blue macaws return

    Rio 2 (2014)Certified: UDuration: 101 minutesDirected by: Carlos SaldanhaVoices of: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann, Bruno Mars, Jemaine Clement, George Lopez, Jamie Foxx, will.i.am, Rodrigo Santoro, Jake T. Austin, Tracy Morgan, Bebel...

  • Rolling Stones to tour again in May

    The Rolling Stones are to return to touring late next month following the postponement of a string of shows in the wake of the suicide of Sir Mick Jagger’s long-term girlfriend , L’Wren Scott. The band has announced new dates in Europe, with their...

  • Cruise thanks ‘lady luck’

    Mission: Impossible star Tom Cruise joked ‘lady luck’ has been on his side as he accepted a lifetime achievement award. The Hollywood actor received the Legend of our Lifetime gong from his Jack Reacher co-star Rosamund Pike at the 2014 Empire...

  • Noah rains down on Divergent at box office

    Noah, starring Russell Crowe as the biblical figure who built an ark to save his family and specimens of every animal from the great flood, collected $44 million in US and Canadian ticket sales to lead the weekend box office. It sailed past last...

  • Frozen is top-grossing animated film ever

    Disney’s hit film Frozen has become the top-grossing animated film in box office history, the studio said on Sunday as the musical topped $1 billion in global sales. The film has sold $398.4 million worth of tickets at domestic (US and Canadian)...

  • Album of unheard Michael Jackson songs to be released in May

    Eight previously unreleased songs by the late Michael Jackson will be part of a new album, "Xscape," the singer's estate and Sony Music Entertainment's Epic Records said. The songs were unearthed from Jackson's archive of recorded material by L.A.

  • Coen brothers’ Fargo gets cable TV treatment

    A particularly punishing winter, even by Canadian standards, has served well the new cable tele-vision series Fargo, a reimagining of the blood-soaked black comedy film of the same name by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen. The 10-episode single-season...

  • Art installations for national festivities

    As part of the celebrations to mark Malta’s four big anniversaries this year, artist Pierre Portelli will be unveiling four themed large-scale works. The first has just been revealed and Veronica Stivala prods him to find out more about the other...

  • Metal as a fine art

    Marie Louise Kold’s art brings together science and chemistry to create original pieces in metal. Charlene Vella previews her upcoming exhibition, Lines of Flight. Sculpture was historically the least favoured artistic medium for female artists to...

  • Shakespeare’s underdog

    From a minor character in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night to the star of a one-man show that’s travelled the world. Tim Crouch speaks to Iggy Fenech about his play I, Malvolio, hitting the Maltese stage. Think about all those heart-warming...

  • A spoonful of sugar

    The Pill, which was performed at The Splendid in Valletta, is not about the contraceptive pill taken by women, as it would have meant for many people a few decades ago. Instead, it refers to the dream of so many scientists and ordinary people, of...

  • Spring music festival

    Eight concerts showcasing some of Malta’s most respected musicians will form the 8th edition of the International Spring Orchestra Festival. Hosted every year in April, the festival is the brainchild of artistic director and Paris-based composer...

  • Crossing boundaries

    As the lyrics to their song Radju Valium openly and explicitly declare, Sempliċiment tat-Triq (STT) aren’t necessarily interested in getting mainstream exposure, at least not at the expense of compromising what they stand for, anyway. So it might...

  • Getting funky for The Funny Farm

    Artists such as James Brown, Cameo, Herbie Hancock, Labelle and George Clinton, among others, may not really appear in the pop charts these days, but the original funk music all these brought to life in their heyday hasn’t lost its appeal,...

  • More than most intimate

    It was meant to be a most intimate gig and that it certainly was, perhaps more intimate in some instances than some might have imagined. Then again, it’s no secret that singer-songwriter Claire Tonna bares her soul whenever she performs onstage.

  • L-Għanja Tal-Poplu winner announced

    Jien ma Naħdimx, performed by Karen DeBattista, is the winner of this year’s edition of the L-Għanja tal-Poplu festival. Written by Rita Pace and Mark Scicluna, the song addresses the misguided impression that a woman who stays at home to raise...

  • Debut single from new Gozo band

    They come from different sides of the musical spectrum, but this hasn’t stopped guitarist Christian Farrugia and drummer Paul Formosa from getting together to explore new sounds. Under the name of They Come In Twos, Farrugia, formerly of Saving...

  • Dana McKeon to launch Street Art EP

    Further to the UK launch of her debut EP Street Art last week, beatboxer and singer-songwriter Dana McKeon will be launching it locally with a live performance at Black Pearl in Ta’ Xbiex on Friday. The title track was launched online earlier this...

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